1 MAY 1944
BEAUFORT HIT BY LANDING VULTEE VENGEANCE
AT HIGGINS FIELD
RAAF Bristol Beaufort, A9-336 of 7 Squadron, was hit by landing RAAF Vultee Vengeance, A27-85 at Higgins Field on 1 May 1944.
NOTE:- The above information was from a list of aircraft crashes compiled by Bruce Stewart from a series of books called "Aircraft in Australian Service" by Stewart Wilson.
I also received some information on this incident from Ross McNeill (RossMcN@aol.com) of Worcestershire, UK, who is a researcher specialising in sea losses of Allied aircraft 1939-45. His Beaufort data comes from the RAF 800 movement cards held at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Ross spent a few months transcribing the info in about 1997.
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Can anyone help me with more information?
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